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Ziemowit T. Smulkowski

Ziemowit T. Smulkowski

Paul Hastings LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Ziemowit T. Smulkowski is a partner in the Tax practice at Paul Hastings LLP in the Chicago office. Mr. Smulkowski concentrates his practice in federal income tax issues related to all aspects of private equity backed investments, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funds, real estate investments, and management compensation. He works extensively with the members of the firm’s Corporate department and its Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions practice groups.    

Mr. Smulkowski representative transactions include acquisitions and dispositions of businesses for both financial and strategic investors, cross-border investments, and debt and equity investments in real estate joint ventures. He has also successfully represented senior and mezzanine lenders, sellers of closely held businesses, and management teams in connection with the acquisition or disposition of their employers.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Smulkowski worked in the Chicago offices of a multinational law firm for over twelve years and before that Coopers and Lybrand LLP (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers).

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Mr. Smulkowski serves on the Board of Trustees of Holy Trinity High School
  • Mr. Smulkowski is a frequent speaker on tax related matters


  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Loyola University Chicago, B.A., 1993

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